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6 Reasons to Register for the In-House Open! 

Get excited, because the next CrossFit Games Open (20.1) begins on October 10, 2019!  With participants from around the world, the Open is a truly global event. But here at CrossFit 718, we’ve found a way to bring a little homegrown flair…

New Programming and a Q&A with Coach Anne! 

We’re excited to announce new programming designed to support parents and pregnant/postpartum athletes! Coach Anne, a new mom herself, is kicking off the initiative on August 19 with an informational session for moms, pregnant women, and women…

Remembering Jason Tabick 

This month we said a difficult farewell to a fellow 718’er, Dr. Jason Tabick, who passed away suddenly on May 20, 2019. His passing comes as a shock to us, as he did not have any signs of illness or disease.  Jason was a larger-than-life…

Quality v. Quantity

By: Reuben Pearlman First things first, there are really two conversations to have regarding quality and quantity as it relates to your training program. One is the quality of the individual movement performed during a workout session (e.g.,…

Recap: The 2019 In-House Open

Izzy and I had such a great time hosting the 2019 In-House Open. For the first time ever, rather than focusing on individual performance, we split the community into teams. It was a refreshing way for us to host those five weeks. Historically…

Some Thoughts on the Open 

With two WODs behind you and three more to go, now is a great time to re-group and take stock of your 2019 Open experience so far. Are you satisfied with your performance? What have you learned about yourself as an athlete? What can you do to…

When to Modify or Scale Your WOD

By: Coach Iz &  Jenessa Connor  We tell beginners that one of the best things about CrossFit is that anybody, regardless of their ability or experience, can do it. But sometimes veteran athletes who are used to Rx-ing their WODs need…

Finding Balance After the Whole Life Challenge 

By: Jenessa Connor As we near the end of the Whole Life Challenge, you may be feeling mixed emotions. On one hand, it will be nice to let go of some the restrictions and live more freely… But the positive results are undeniable. You feel…

How to Train with Integrity

By: Jenessa Connor Every time you step in the box you’re entering a competition. Even if there are no official judges or even other athletes, you’re still competing against your current PR, last year’s time, yesterday’s skill set, or…

6 Tips for Throwdown Volunteers

We’re not exaggerating when we say the annual Beat the Streets Throwdown could not happen without our volunteers. We’re so grateful for every one of you who chooses to donate their time to help CrossFit 718 host a fun, safe, well-organized…

WODs that Travel Well

By: Jenessa Connor Psyched about your summer plans, but worried about hijacking your fitness goals? Don’t be! First of all, rest and recovery are crucial parts of any training program, so go ahead dedicate some time to pure relaxation. Secondly,…
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Memorial Day Murph

Tips from Coach Iz Murph (1-mile run/ 100 pull-ups/ 200 push-ups/ 300 squats/ 1-mile run, wearing a 25lb vest) is one of the most physically (and mentally) challenging workouts that CrossFitters can expect to encounter all year. We asked Coach…

Big Changes are Coming!

Some of our members, especially those who have been with CrossFit 718 since the beginning, may already know about the changes we’re planning to make to the box. But for the newbies, here is a little recap and an update. In 2014, we moved…

The Road (aka Third Avenue) is Calling

By: Jenessa Connor The temperatures are beginning to climb, so you know what else is going up – the garage door! It’s time to get off the rowers and hit the pavement with more running-intensive WODs. Admit it – you definitely missed Third…
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Longevity in CrossFit – How to Play the Sport of Fitness Forever

By: Jenessa Connor Starting CrossFit is kind of like beginning a relationship. Everything is new and exciting. You’re always a little nervous (in a good way). The bad days are still pretty good. You celebrate every milestone. You can’t…

CrossFit 718: Our Year in Numbers 

2017 was, by all accounts, a huge success for CrossFit 718 and our athletes. Just check out these stats! (Note that we were unable to account for laughs, high-fives, and gym selfies, but we’re pretty sure we broke some records in those categories,…

5 Ways to Get Back on Track After the Holidays

By: Jenessa Connor Happy New Year! And congrats on staying consistent with your workouts and healthy meal planning throughout the holiday season. Despite all the travel and celebrations, you got adequate rest every night and avoided excess…

In the Sport of CrossFit, How Do You Measure Up? 

“CrossFit is for everybody.” We say it all the time. The individualized nature of the sport, plus the endless options for modifications and substitutions, make our WODs accessible to anyone who’s up for the challenge. But did you ever…
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"Tis the season for thoracic mobility!

By: Dr. Autumn Neuharth Thoracic spine = middle back. Needs to be nice and "open/extended" for a solid front squat and literally every overhead movement. Also thoracic spine extension is a beautiful antidote to our computer-oriented postures…
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“My low back hurts when I…”

By: Autumn Neuharth Are those words familiar? Low back pain is, statistically speaking, an issue most of us deal with in our lifetime1. But you don’t want back pain to slow you down - so what can you do when it happens? First, as the…
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Back to Basics

By: Jenessa Connor Whether it’s been two weeks or two years since you completed the Basics, it’s always a good idea to regularly revisit CrossFit’s fundamental concepts. That includes things like proper form and movement patterns, but…